Currently splitting his time between California and France, Van Fleisher has spent half his life living and working outside the U.S. as Director of International Marketing with TWA and as an International Management Consultant; and he brings this experience to bear on the plot of Final Notice. His insight into what goes on behind closed boardroom doors gives the slightly “sci-fi” premise of FINAL NOTICE a very realistic feel. Moreover, his two careers have taken him around the world (including a year living in India) and his first-hand experience with – and respect for – other cultures is apparent in this book. Finally, being recently retired, Fleisher included two senior protagonists, which has engaged older readers as well as younger ones. In fact, over 30% of “all readers” in a recent focus group said they would buy the book.
“Final Notice is meant to highlight my concerns with America’s approach to gun ownership, the growing prejudice against immigrants, ageism, and our broken political system. This book won’t fix these issues, but my goal was to write something that will keep the dialogue open in an entertaining way.”
Van is currently working on a sequel, Final Act.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU KNEW – FOR CERTAIN - THAT YOU HAD ONE WEEK TO LIVE?
Some of us would spend the time getting our legal affairs in order, revising wills, and writing out detailed instructions. Others would spend much of that time calling, writing or e-mailing family, friends, lovers and ex-lovers. Some might try to squeeze in something they have always wanted to do or visit. Still others might clean out the refrigerator, dust the furniture, wash the floors and do the laundry. And some might kill.